Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Aldermen approve $10,000 pay hike, 2-year extension for Friedel"

From The Journal

June 16, 2015 10:23 pm  • 

"RACINE — If City Administrator Tom Friedel decides to stay on in his position, he will see his contract extended by two years, and get a $10,000 increase in his $99,237 salary.

"That was the decision made by the City Council Tuesday night which discussed the issue for more than an hour before voting 8-6 to approve the adjustment.

"The proposal to increase Friedel’s salary by $10,000 — a $5,000 increase the first year, and a $5,000 increase the second year — came from Alderman Q.A. Shakoor.

"While the salary increase proposal was contentious and spurred several motions, the vote to extend the contract by two years was approved 10-2."

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I thought they weren't going to give him any raise at all.  It's like the Middle Ages here.  Most of us are serfs and expendable.  Royalty, on the other hand, are gods and goddesses.

The police and firefighters have been lied to and gave up raises and benefits because Racine is "broke."  But when royalty is involved, there's plenty of money.  If worse comes to worst, take down more streetlights in the hood.

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